Volume 1, Article 3

International Journal of Coaching Psychology, Volume 1, Article 3

Resourcing the Supervisory Relationship during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Alanna Henderson & Siobhain O’Riordan

Citation: Henderson, A. & O’Riordan, S. (2020). Resourcing the Supervisory Relationship during the COVID-19 Pandemic. International Journal of Coaching Psychology, 1, 3, 1-10. https://ijcp.nationalwellbeingservice.com/volumes/volume-1-2020/volume-1-article-3/

Processing dates: Received 10 August, 2020; Re-submitted 21 August, 2020; Accepted 21 August, 2020; Published online 24 August, 2020

Volume 1, Article 3

The Resourcing function has been described as being at the heart of supervision. This article makes a special case for the utility of Resourcing in coaching supervision in the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, when supervisees may more than ever require the development of capacities for resilience and non-reactivity. A practical and proactive approach for supervisees to better resource themselves is proposed, employing The Seven Eyed Model of Supervision as a framework for suggested areas of exploration and inquiry particularly applicable to working in the supervisory relationship under conditions of heightened distress.

Keywords: Supervision; supervisory relationship; Resourcing in Supervision; COVID-19
coronavirus; coaching, coaching psychology.

Dr Alanna Henderson PhD is a Chartered Psychologist, holds a PhD from City University London, and is an accredited member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology. Previously an investment analyst and Fund Manager for leading international investment company 3i Group, Alanna is a practising coaching psychologist, working with coaches in achieving their developmental, career, performance, and well-being goals. Her doctoral research was on the coaching relationship, and she has authored a
number of book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on this and related topics. Alanna was Co-Editor of Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice until 2016, and is a Consulting Editor of The Coaching Psychologist. Alanna also lectures on the Career Management and Coaching MSc at Birkbeck University London, where she is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Organizational Psychology.


Dr Siobhain O’Riordan PhD is a chartered psychologist and chartered scientist. She is a Fellow and Chair of the International Society for Coaching  Psychology. She is also a member of the International Research Centre Development Team of the ISCP International Centre for Coaching Psychology Research Centre.